In partnership with Lismore Regional Gallery, NORPA, Arts Northern Rivers and the Australia Council, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is excited to announce the launch of this year's SPLENDID Arts Initiative. SPLENDID is seeking young and emerging artists for two weeks of bending art forms and collaboration to create new works for SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS.
SPLENDID is open to artists under 30 years of age or in the first 5 years of their practice, who work in visual arts, theatre, dance, design, installation, architecture, digital media, sound, text, community arts and other creative pursuits. The program includes a residential Arts Lab, mentorship and opportunities to promote your work to major festival audiences in Australia and internationally. SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is proud to support SPLENDID through a $150,000 investment in the program.
SPLENDID will begin with a residential 2 week Arts Lab in Lismore, NSW and at this year's SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS festival. Facilitated by leading local and international artists and provocateurs, the Lab will be guided by a curatorium and supported by specialised production personnel. Selected cross art form projects developed in the Lab will be designed to premiere at Splendour in the Grass 2011 and other music festivals.